Roxbury Tenants of Harvard
Project: Riverway Residential Building
Location: Longwood Medical Area/Mission Hill, Boston, MA
Architect: ADD Inc.
The new 160,000 sq. ft., 11-story Riverway Residential building in Boston’s Longwood Medical Area and Mission Hill neighborhood will host 145 units of housing along with a ground-floor day care center and residential amenity spaces. The project combines 60 Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) rental units, 43 affordable condominiums and 42 market-rate condominiums. Before the high-rise’s foundation was built, the site’s soil was stabilized with the installation of 790 Rammed Aggregate Piers® (RAPs). The building is slab-on-grade construction with a structural steel system and a precast-panel façade. Designed without parking and occupying only a third of the site, the project’s outdoor areas include a playground and landscape design to match the aesthetic of the adjacent historic Riverway park.
- Strategic material delivery logistics developed in response to this urban site’s rigid traffic constraints and its two adjacent, active, construction projects
- Construction team formed to maximize employment opportunities for MBE/WBE firms and Boston residents, through the Boston Residents Jobs Policy (BRJP)
- Utility work conducted on off-hours and weekends to minimize community disruption